vassia a. vanezi
I am an Athens- based visual artist who creates drawings, installations, sculptural objects, sound art , woven structures that explore themes of time,
language, loss, displacement, history, togetherness, community and the human condition.
I investigate social contracts, personal and collective memory, the ephemeral character of human existence and activity. I am also interested in the macrocosms of matrices, structures and networks as well as the systems created by their relations through language, weave, sound, net, photo, stitch, readymades, found objects, needle-craft ,drawing, video.
In my artistic practice I engage with social observation, political commentary and explore how these fields interrelate with one another and collide in the human condition.
My artwork evolves in conceptual space embracing handwork using natural materials, found objects, wood, nylon, thread, wire, plastic, paper,etc.
Through my ongoing research I draw material from the study of Greek-Cypriot traditional folk art. By doing experimental work with new raw materials and techniques I am aiming to revive and develop modern artworks and artefacts such as embroidery, weaving, paper making etc.